Category : Reports

Trans Mountain Pipeline - Update

In December 2020, PBO released a report assessing the Government of Canada’s 2018 decision to acquire, expand, operate, and eventually divest of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system.

This report provides an updated financial valuation of the purchased assets and estimates the valuation’s sensitivity to several key factors.

Canadian patented drug prices: Gauging the change in reference countries

Regulatory changes for how the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) formulates price ceilings for patented drugs have been proposed and are due to come into effect in July of 2022. This report examines the proposed change and quantifies its long-term impact. We find that a change to the median of eleven comparator countries is important, but that more flexibility to re-adjust prices would potentially contribute more to reducing expenditures by Canadians.

Canada’s Military Expenditure and the NATO 2% Spending Target

This report presents fiscal analysis of achieving the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 2% Defence Spending Target.

The impact of the Canada Emergency Response Benefits and the three Canada Recovery Benefits on the Canada Child Benefit program

This report provides an estimate of the impact of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the three Canada Recovery Benefits (CRBs) payments on the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) program.

Inflation Monitor – June 2022

This report provides current analysis of recent consumer price inflation data.

Cost Estimate for Bill C-13: An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada's Official Languages

This report response to a request from the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages to provide an independent analysis of the financial cost of Bill C-13, *An Act for the Substantive Equality of Canada's Official Languages*.

Supplementary Estimates (A) 2022-23

Section 79.2(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act vests the PBO with responsibility to prepare analysis of the Government’s Estimates.  To fulfill this mandate, this report presents a detailed assessment of the Government’s first Supplementary Estimates for the 2022-23 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $8.8 billion.

Research and Comparative Analysis of CIRNAC and ISC

This report presents the PBO’s response to a request by the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to conduct research and comparative analysis on the Estimates of the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and the Department of Indigenous Services Canada.

A stochastic debt sustainability analysis of Budget 2022

This report provides a stochastic debt sustainability analysis of the medium-term outlook presented in Budget 2022.

The Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy: An Analysis of Contractor Obligations and Fulfillment

This report analyses transactions and investments made from 2015-2019 under the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy for Canadian defence and security procurement, as administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.